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What To Serve With Swedish Potato Sausage – 36 BEST Sides

If you’re wondering what to serve with your Swedish potato sausage, you’ve come to the right place.

In this article, I list 36 of the most popular side dishes for Swedish potato sausage.

In a rush? Here’s the short answer.

The best side dishes to serve with Swedish potato sausage are lingonberry jam, quick pickled beets, mashed rutabaga, red cabbage slaw, and German spaetzle. You can also try peperonata, sauteed green beans, minted peas, oven-roasted vegetables, or a fennel salad.

Ready? Let’s jump right in.

Quick pickled beets

Pickling isn’t just for onions and cucumbers.

Pickled root veggies like beets are fabulous too.

This recipe goes with a classic apple cider vinegar and sugar pickling liquid, but you can also add other spices like cinnamon sticks, cloves, or red pepper flakes. 

Psst… add green beans and cauliflower for more color.

Why we love this recipe: these last for up to a month in the fridge.

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Sauteed green beans

Looking for a quick and nourishing side dish you can serve with your Swedish potato sausage? 

You can’t go wrong with these sauteed green beans.

They’re simple, but a splash of broth and plenty of butter and garlic means they’re far from boring.

Pro tip: don’t overcrowd the pan so the beans don’t end up too soggy.

Why we love this recipe: a serving only adds 66 calories to your meal.

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Mashed swede (rutabaga)

Serve your Swedish potato sausage over a bed of mash for a fun twist on the classic British dinner. 

But because you’ve already got potatoes in the sausage, you need to get creative and use something else, like swede (rutabaga)!

It has sweet carrot-like notes, with a hint of tang in the background. And a texture similar to its cousin turnip.

Why we love this recipe: it’s a delicious way to highlight an underrated veggie.

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German spaetzle with mushroom sauce

From traditional British to traditional German – this is the perfect starchy side for your Swedish potato sausage. 

You’ll be making the spaetzle from scratch, but don’t worry, it’s super easy. You only need three ingredients!

And the mushroom sauce doubles as a gravy for the sausage. YUM.

Why we love this recipe: it’ll transport you straight to Oktoberfest.

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Lingonberry jam

This jam is usually paired with Swedish meatballs, but it’s fabulous with potato sausage too.

Can’t find lingonberries? Cranberry sauce is very similar.

Or take a trip to Ikea where they sell ready made jars.

Why we love this recipe: you can make extra and gift it to your friends and family.

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Creamed kale


Creamed Kale, also known as långkål, is a staple Christmas dish in Sweden. 

It’s usually served in the hot course portion of the meal, but it works any time of the year!

Follow this recipe’s lead and grate some parmesan on top of your creamed kale for a tangy flavor boost. 

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Minted peas

Peas are another traditional British paring for sausages.

If you’ve never tried it, you’ll be pleasantly surprised with how much the combination of butter and fresh mint elevates the sweet peas.

Psst… I recommend ‘smashing’ the peas so they don’t constantly fall off your fork!

Why we love this recipe: it’s budget-friendly.

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Red cabbage slaw

This slaw would make an excellent addition to your Swedish potato sausage dinner.

Unlike traditional creamy slaws, this version features a sweet-but-spicy vinaigrette that perfectly balances out your loaded savory sausage. 

Plus, its bright color will make the plate look so appetizing.

Pro-tip: for a spicier slaw, leave the jalapeno’s seeds and ribs. 

Why we love this recipe: it can be made a few hours ahead of time.

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Oven-roasted vegetables

Roasted vegetables is an easy side dish that involves zero hands-on cooking.

And it’s a great way to clean out the remaining veggies in your fridge. 

The only thing to watch out for is to ensure that everything will take a similar amount of time to cook.

But chopping things small is a great trick to reduce cooking time if you need.

Why we love this recipe: roasting brings out the natural sweetness in vegetables making them extra delicious.

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Peperonata is a traditional Italian dish where bell peppers take center stage.

They’re cooked low and slow with lots of olive oil and aromatics, making them oh-so-tender and tasty.

Pssst… want more spice? Consider adding serrano, habanero, or Scotch bonnet peppers for a fiery kick. 

Pair this with your Swedish potato sausage for a fancy twist on tomato ketchup!

Why we love this recipe: it’s perfect for summer or winter.

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Apple and fennel salad

This recipe is incredibly simple but it’s super light and refreshing.

Fennel and apple are two strong flavors, but they’ll work together in harmony alongside the meaty sausages and elevate the meal to something restaurant-worthy.

Why we love this recipe: it’s super elegant.

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Cheesy cauliflower bake

Cheesy cauliflower is an excellent side if you want something indulgent but low-carb.

The secret to perfecting this dish is your choice of cheese – you can use regular shredded cheese but for best results, go for a quality aged cheddar.

Whatever cheese you chose, you’re guaranteed melty, gooey, goodness!

Why we love this recipe: it will put a smile on your guests’ faces.

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The best side dishes for Swedish potato sausage

  • Quick pickled beets
  • Sauteed green beans
  • Mashed swede (rutabaga)
  • German spaetzle with mushroom sauce
  • Lingonberry jam
  • Creamed kale
  • Minted peas
  • Red cabbage slaw
  • Oven-roasted vegetables
  • Peperonata
  • Apple and fennel salad
  • Cheesy cauliflower bake

What To Serve With Swedish Potato Sausage

In this short recipe, I show you exactly what to serve with your Swedish potato sausage.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Swedish
Keyword: Swedish potato sausage side dishes, what to serve with Swedish potato sausage
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 240kcal


  • 1 portion Swedish potato sausage


  • Prepare your Swedish potato sausage according to your favorite recipe.
  • In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
  • Side dishes include: quick pickled beets, sauteed green beans, mashed swede (rutabaga), german spaetzle with mushroom sauce, lingonberry jam, creamed kale, minted peas, red cabbage slaw, oven-roasted vegetables, peperonata, apple and fennel salad, and cheesy cauliflower bake.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!


Serving: 100g | Calories: 240kcal

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